furbish


fur·bish

verb \ˈfər-bish\

Definition of FURBISH

transitive verb
1
:  to make lustrous :  polish
2
:  to give a new look to :  renovate —often used with up
fur·bish·er noun

Examples of FURBISH

  1. <the warrior furbished his sword and shield so that they glinted in the sunlight>

Origin of FURBISH

Middle English furbisshen, from Anglo-French furbiss-, stem of furbir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German furben to polish
First Known Use: 14th century

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